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2019 CVMA Awards — Nominations Close February 12, 2019

February 6, 2019

Each year, through the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association’s (CVMA’s) national veterinary awards program, veterinarians are honored for their exceptional contributions to veterinary medicine. We encourage you to nominate deserving colleagues for their hard work and dedication to the profession.

“I am extremely humble,” shares Dr. Kathleen Parker, the 2018 recipient of the Merck Veterinary Award. “There are a lot of really important people who have influenced the profession and the industry, and I am really privileged to be on that list.

“I am even more overwhelmed that the people who supported this are the young vets. It means a lot when young veterinarians value your input and your support. There are no words to describe how much this means to me. I’m just me, just here in the middle of nowhere doing my thing and they chose to recognize me,” adds Dr. Parker.

Award nominees (excluding those nominated for Honorary Membership) must be current CVMA members to be eligible for nomination; however, they can be nominated by non-CVMA members.

CVMA Awards will be presented during the CVMA Convention, which takes place in Toronto, Ontario from July 16 to 19, 2019. Nominations are accepted until February 12, 2019 for the following awards:

  • CVMA Humane Award (Sponsored by Merck Animal Health)
  • Merck Veterinary Award (Sponsored by Merck Animal Health)
  • Small Animal Practitioner Award (Sponsored by Petsecure Pet Health Insurance)
  • CVMA Practice of the Year Award (Sponsored by Scotiabank)
  • CVMA Industry Award
  • CVMA Life Membership
  • CVMA Honorary Membership

Nomination packages must be submitted by February 12, 2019 via e-mail (, by fax to 613-236-9681, or by mail to the CVMA office at 339 Booth Street, Ottawa, ON K1R 7K1.

Nomination packages must include a completed nomination form, an outline of the nominee’s key professional accomplishments, and letters of support (newspaper articles and articles written by the nominee can be included if applicable).

Please visit the CVMA Awards section of the website for complete nomination guidelines, award descriptions, nomination forms, and past award recipients.